Faculty Profile

SCHOOL OF Arts and Sciences

Z. Seda Sahin, Ph.D., LMFT

Associate Professor of Psychology






Z. Seda Sahin  

Dr. Z. Seda Sahin is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Assistant Field Director in the psychology program at University of Massachusetts Global. Her professional experience includes clinical positions at Aegean Performance Consulting (IN) and the Coastal Center for Collaborative Health (OR). She has served as Visiting Assistant Professor, Clinical Adjunct Faculty and Interim Clinic Director at Purdue University Northwest (IN). Dr. Sahin has published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy; Families, Systems, and Health; and other journals and books. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist. Her appointment is at the Online Campus.


  • Psychology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy



Purdue University

Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy

Dissertation: “Determinants of Diet-Related Support Provision between Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Their Spouses”



Purdue University

M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy

Thesis: “The Relationship of Differentiation, Family Coping Skills, and Family Functioning with Optimism in College Age Students”



Ege University

B.S. in Psychology

Thesis: “The Influence of Age, Sex, Marital Status and Education in the Dimensions of TCI in Turkish Sample”

Scholarly Activities

Sahin, Z. S., & Ramish, J. Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice. In Megan J. Murphy & Lorna Hecker (Eds.)

Ethics and Professional Issues in Couple and Family Therapy.

New York: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Sahin, Z. S., & McVicker, M. L. An Integration of Narrative Therapy and Positive Psychology with Sexual Abuse Survivors. In T. Bryant-Davis (Ed.)

Surviving Sexual Violence: A Guide to Recovery and Empowerment.

New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Sahin, Z. S., Nalbone, D. P., Wetchler, J. L., & Bercik, J. M. The relationship of differentiation, family coping skills, and family functioning with optimism in college-age students.

Contemporary Family Therapy,

32, 238–256. doi:10.1007/s10591-010-9116-4.

Professional Experiences


University of Massachusetts Global

Associate Professor of Psychology and Assistant Field Director

Teach and provide support to the graduate students in the psychology program



Purdue University Northwest

Visiting Assistant Professor & Interim Clinic Director

Taught in the PNW Marriage and Family Therapy Program and direct the PNW Couple and Family Therapy Center



Purdue University Northwest

Clinical Adjunct Faculty & Interim Clinic Director

Taught in the PNW Marriage and Family Therapy Program and direct the PNW Couple and Family Therapy Center on multiple occasions

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